UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has revealed on his Instagram that he recently took up a new challenge outside of the octagon, acting for the new Call of Duty video game.
The Irish fighter sent out a post this week showing him with a motion capture suit on, and acting like he was throwing punches onto a ground opponent for the next edition in the multi-billion dollar first-person shooter series, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, set to be released later this year on November 4.
McGregor's involvement in the game produced by Activision is just another indication as to how mainstream the UFC fighter is becoming, alongside his recent victory at UFC 202 against Nate Diaz which became his third consecutive fight to surpass one million pay-per-view buys.
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In the post as you can see below, The Notorious said: "The best team up with the best! As a huge Call of Duty fan I am honoured to be the first ever MMA fighter in a @CallofDuty game. Watch for me in #InfiniteWarfare on November 4. #ad"
Not only is McGregor included in the game, but also Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow in the award-winning HBO television series Game of Thrones.
The next challenge for the 28-year-old will likely be defending his UFC featherweight title against the current interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
The two have faced each other in the past with the featherweight title on the line, a bout which was won by McGregor via knockout after thirteen seconds in the first round. This was arguably the fight which broke the Irishman into the mainstream and, as you can see by his inclusion in the new Call of Duty video game, he hasn't stopped since.
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